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Hospice 'Remembrance Celebration' slated for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara Hospice families, volunteers and staff will remember those they have served with a very special "Remembrance Celebration" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The event will be held in memory of Niagara Hospice patients who passed from July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.
Announcing 'AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge'
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way and Hack Upstate partner with AT&T to launch contest challenging developers to create smartphone apps that will serve the community.
Buffalo: First Niagara provides $12 million in financing for Apartments @ the Hub
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will provide $12 million in financing through a $7.2 million construction loan and $4.8 million historic tax credit equity investment for Schneider Development's latest residential real estate project, Apartments @ the Hub.
Niagara University launching poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls-area residents.
State Parks, DOT host session on historic bridge
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have announced a public information meeting will be held to discuss the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the American Falls Bridges, which connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island within Niagara Falls State Park in the City of Niagara Falls.
Tim Tebow joins 'Good Morning America' as contributor
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:25 pm
ESPN and SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow is joining "Good Morning America" as a contributor beginning Monday, Sept. 15, ABC News announced today.
Dogs and harmful algal blooms: New York Sea Grant brochure alerts pet owners of potentially lethal toxins
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
New York Sea Grant has announced the publication of "Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms." Harmful algal blooms, especially in the state's fresh water, are overgrowths of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins. These toxins can poison people, household pets, waterfowl and livestock.
'Thank You October': UB spending evening with Esperanza Spalding
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, hosts "An Evening with Esperanza Spalding - Thank You October" Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Buffalo Sabres: 2014 training camp opens Sept. 18
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will open its training camp Thursday, Sept. 18, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public.
'Sunday Night Football' presents first NFL regular season game at Levi's Stadium
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears (0-1) travel to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (1-0) on "Sunday Night Football," in the first NFL regular-season game at Levi's Stadium. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull and Train perform on 'America's Got Talent' finale
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:05 pm
"America's Got Talent" concludes with a star-studded finale Sept. 17 at a special time, 8 p.m., on NBC. The show will feature performances by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, Grammy Award-winning songstress Jennifer Hudson, veteran rock musician Lenny Kravitz, global sensation Pitbull featuring the Rockettes, and alternative rock band Train.
Public art installation encourages visitors to share their thoughts on Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
A public art installation has been added to Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. Guests and passersby are encouraged to leave their thoughts on the "Before I Die..." chalkboard wall as part of an international art initiative developed by American artist Candy Chang.
Seneca Allegany Events Center to host 15th anniversary Native American Music Awards show
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will once again host the world's first official and largest awards show for Native American music initiatives, the Native American Music Award, at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Friday, Nov. 14.
Shop MA-MA Sales
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
MA-MA Sales is hosting its seasonal consignment event next weekend at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday at 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1 million in funding for WNY projects
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board has recommended $1 million in funding to four Western New York enterprises: City Labs Inc., Cobey Inc., Higher One Inc. and the WNY Women's Foundation Inc. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 158 jobs, result in investments by project applicants of more than $14 million, and ensure the long-term economic success of entities in Western New York.

The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its Oct. 15 board meeting.

Echosmith performs Gold single 'Cool Kids' on 'Today'
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
2014's breakout alt-pop band Echosmith performed their hit single "Cool Kids" live on NBC's "Today" this morning. Find the full performance here:
Castellani to open new exhibition by Buffalo artist alexandra spaulding
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
The latest exhibition in the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's TopSpin Series opens this Sunday with "alexandra spaulding: the one that I've kept closest." An opening reception is set for 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m.
LehrerDance at UB
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present LehrerDance Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts (North Campus). The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Niagara University continues climb up U.S. News Rankings
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University is a high-value educational institution on the rise that serves military veterans well, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Five-Time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara to portray Mrs. Darling on NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!" She will portray Mrs. Darling, the wife of George Darling and mother of the Darling children: Wendy, John and Michael.
'NFL Kickoff,' debut of Sunday Night Football on NBC rank as No. 1, No. 2 primetime shows for week
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
NBC averaged 25.3 million viewers for two "NFL Kickoff" weekend games - Seattle's 36-16 win over Green Bay on Thursday, and Denver's 31-24 victory over Indianapolis on the debut of "Sunday Night Football" - which ranked as primetime television's two most-watched programs last week, according to official national data released by The Nielsen Company.
Fall foliage forecast: Exceptional year in the offing for Northeast
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
AccuWeather reports leaf-peepers, get set: Experts say the summer season has set the stage for potentially exceptional fall colors in the Northeast, though the weather through mid-October will ultimately determine how stellar of a display will emerge.
Memorial Medical Center announces Premier 2015 co-chairs
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of the 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Grand Island natives inducted into Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The recent National Buffalo Wing Festival honored a native Grand Island family that has built a restaurant chain with blood, sweat and tears, and lots of Frank's hot sauce and Marie's blue cheese.
Golden Age Center receives van through grant
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The Golden Age Center has a new van, paid for with a Community Development Block Grant approved by the Erie County Legislature.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Youth Ambassadors recognized at picnic
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
At its annual President's Picnic, Aug. 20, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recognized its 2013-14 Youth Ambassadors for Service and welcomed its 2014-15 Youth Ambassadors.
The Band Perry to perform tonight on 'Fashion Rocks' on CBS
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry will perform tonight at 9 p.m. as part of the 2014 "Fashion Rocks" concert live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Obit: Esther B. Lozo
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Esther B. Lozo passed away Aug. 26, 2014, peacefully at home under the care of her loving family at the age of 100. Esther was a lifelong Grand Island resident.
Obit: Karen C. White
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Karen C. White, entered into rest Aug. 30, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Beatrice L. Hillock
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Beatrice L. (née Hardy) Hillock, a longtime resident of Grand Island, entered into rest Aug. 26 in New Port Richey, Florida.
Final three home cooks to compete for 'MasterChef' title
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:45 pm
Judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot announced final top three contestants on America's No. 1 cooking competition series, "MasterChef": Elizabeth Cauvel, an advertising executive from Brooklyn; Leslie Gilliams, a stay-at-home dad from Malibu, California; and Courtney Lapresi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia.
A.G. Schneiderman statement on release of Apple's iPhone 6
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:35 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued the following statement on Apple's new iPhone 6:
Empire State Development announces strategic implementation assessment team, schedule of round 4 Regional Council presentations
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams has announced the membership of the 2014 strategic implementation assessment team, which will review the 2014 progress reports and round four proposals submitted by the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils.
Niagara University holds blessing and dedication of Gacioch Center
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara University held a ceremonial opening and blessing of the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center Tuesday morning.
Buffalo Common Council President Pridgen unveils Buffalo City Mission expansion plans
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo Common President Darius Pridgen announced the Buffalo City Mission's ambitious plans to eliminate homelessness in Buffalo by 2020, and also discussed further advancements for the city's green code. The City Mission's new development project will provide housing and human services that are in line with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York's 10-year plan to end homelessness.

The City Mission's plans mainly focus on the much-needed expansion of its current over-capacity, one-story facility on Tupper Street. The project calls for a three-story, redeveloped campus that will supply more living space and needed services for guests of the mission struggling with homelessness.

Cooking Channel explores rare and unconventional in new series 'Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy'
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Chef Jim Stacy is known for doing things his way, whether it is his clever takes on traditional foods or his famous corndogs - the "Fryinstein Monster" and the "Bananas Foster Corndog." Now, Cooking Channel takes viewers inside the head of this eccentric trailblazer with "Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy," premiering Friday, Oct. 17, at 9:30 p.m.
UB announces agreement to sell former EOC building
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
FNUB Inc., an affiliate of the University at Buffalo Foundation, has entered into an agreement to sell the former Educational Opportunity Center building, 465 Washington St., to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:00 pm
Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
BBB warning: School districts nationwide receiving phony invoices; some paying hundreds for books never ordered
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:00 pm
Just in time for back to school, scam artists are targeting school offices with tricky business. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is warning school districts to be on the lookout for phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply.
 


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